1999-2000 Academic Year
COMMITTEE: Faculty Welfare
1. Membership (include ex-officio members).
Beth Winstead (chair)
Michael Felts (vice chair)
Mike Hayden (secretary)
Scott Frisch (ex-officio with vote, Representative
of Faculty chair)
Henry Peel (ex-officio without vote, Representative
Stewart Mixon (ex-officio without vote, Assoc. Vice
Chancellor for Human Resources)
2. Meeting Dates (include members absent).
9/9/99 absent: Elizabeth Layman, Scott Frisch
10/14/99 absent: Beth Winstead, Elizabeth
Layman, Ken MacLeod, Henry Peel
11/11/99 absent: Ken MacLeod, Scott Frisch,
12/9/99 absent: Alexandra Shalpentokh,
1/13/00 absent: Scott Frisch, Henry Peel,
2/10/00 absent: Beth Winstead, Ken MacLeod,
3/8/00 meeting cancelled due to conflicts with
chair and vice-chair
4/13/00 absent: Stewart Mixon, Mike Hayden,
Alexandra Shalpentokh, Scott Frisch,
3. Subcommittees established during the year (include
progress and/or completion of work).
Unit Informal Leave Policies - Committee created and
distributed a survey to all chairs and unit heads. The results
of the survey have been submitted to administration for their
4. Accomplishments during the year, especially as
addressed through committee goals. Please include
recommendations made to any University agency other than
the Faculty Senate that will be noted under #5.
Day Care Concerns - The issue of day care for employees
was reported to be addressed by a study group in the
context of the next 5 year planning process. The committee
deferred any action on this issue.
Faculty Disability issues - The committee verified that the
process for filing grievances under EEO does exist. Brenda
Killingsworth, chair, has followed up with the EEO office in
regards to sending a letter to all faculty.
Document "Requesting a Leave of Absence" - The
Governance Committee requested the Faculty Welfare
committee endorse a procedure for requesting a leave of
absence. The Faculty Welfare committee returned this to
the Governance Committee with no action.
Harrassment Policies and Procedures - The harrassment of
Faculty by students is covered in the student Code of
Conduct. After consultation with the Faculty Governance
committee it was determined that an electronic link should
be established from the Faculty Manual to the Code of
Hurricane Floyd - The committee discussed options for
faculty affected by Hurricane Floyd and the flooding in
relation to tenure and promotion. The Committee
determined the Faculty Manual made provisions for such
5. Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and
6. Business carried over to next year (list in priority
1. E-mail for retired faculty - longer than one year
2. Accessibility of Faculty Salary Survey - possibly ask
the Senate to pass a resolution requesting the Chancellor
create an administrative policy on this topic.
3. Building Conditions
4. Spousal Employment
5. Day care issues - follow up with Administration to
ensure this issue is being addressed.
7. Evaluation of the committee (include anything that
hindered or assisted the committee's work during the year).
B. Personnel: Having Stewart Mixon as a
resource for the committee was a great asset.
8. Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or
Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the
9. Does the Committee's organizational meeting next year need to be earlier than the date set this year? X_____no